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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown this weekend?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tabs on what's hot downtown each week! For more info, visit our site at the link below!

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Monster Jam
Monster Jam® is the most exciting form of family motorsports entertainment on the planet. The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels: the Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. Tickets are available at the River Center Box Office.

March 6th, 7th, and 8th
275 S. River Road

Manship 10th Anniversary Week! Ten Tiny Dances
An experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances is a performance series dedicated to fostering inventive dance/performance art and providing an accessible performance experience for a diverse audience...all on a 4X4 foot stage. This event will be taking place in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Manship 10th Anniversary Week! Red Carpet Gala w/ Loverboy
Manship Theatre celebrates its 10th anniversary with the Red Carpet Gala on March 5, 2015, featuring a performance by Loveryboy. Tickets are available online.

Thursday, March 5th, 6:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Manship 10th Anniversary Week! The Little Things We Do Together - A Stephen Sondheim Tribute
Stephen Sondheim is the country's most prolific composer and lyricist of musical theatre. In "The Little Things We Do Together", performers will join together for an evening exploring Sondheim's greatest songs about love and relationships. Featuring the cast of Theatre Baton Rouge's Company, this intimate cabaret will give audience members the chance to get up close and personal with the music of Stephen Sondheim. The show will begin at 8:00pm and there will be a short intermission. General Admission is $10. This event will be taking place in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre

Saturday, March 7th, 8PM
100 Lafayette Street

Manship 10th Anniversary Week!
Crash - March 6th, 7PM
Family Dinner Comedy Troupe - March 6th, 7:30PM
Shadows of Liberty - March 7th, 3PM
Munich - March 7th, 6PM
A Girls Walks Home Alone at Night - March 7th, 9:30PM

100 Lafayette Street

Baton Rouge Arts Market
The Baton Rouge Arts Market is back this Saturday, March 7th from 8 am to 12 noon at 5th and Main Streets downtown. The public is invited to shop with dozens of artists from in and around the capital area. These special Arts Markets will feature the work of over 70 artists, from clothing designers to jewelers to wood turners. Also planned are special activities for kids, pet adoptions, and lots of holiday fun. Find unique handmade gifts when you shop with the artists of the Baton Rouge Arts Market.

Saturday, March 7th, 8AM
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

Opera Louisiane
The world's most beloved opera comes to the River Center in grand style. Puccini's Madama Butterfly features internationally acclaimed soprano Hope Briggs in the leading role of Cio-Cio San, or Madama Butterfly. Be transported to Nagasaki, Japan where a young geisha's uncompromising love leads to both her greatest joy and sorrow. Experience the passion and beauty of Puccini's score performed by full orchestra, world class singers, with beautiful sets and costumes. Sung in Italian with English supertitles above the stage.

Sunday, March 8th, 3PM
275 S. River Road (River Center Theatre)

Matherne's Market Specials
Matherne's Market Weekly Specials! See the link below to view a flyer of Matherne's Market at 440 on Third's specials!

Monday - Saturday, 7AM-9PM
Sunday, 8AM - 8PM
440 Third Street

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Shop the Markets this weekend for fresh winter produce, meats, artisan breads and ready to serve meals and treats. Pick up a hot breakfast from one of the Market's cafes and watch the cooking demo beginning at 10AM at the North Street end of the Market.

Every Saturday, 8AM-Noon
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

Glory and Gumbo at St. James
The St. James Center for Spiritual Formation announces a wonderful speaking series to be presented during the ECW Friday Lenten Gumbo lunches. Six preachers from various religious traditions are scheduled to speak on successive Fridays, in the church, from 12:05 to 12:30PM, so attendees may enjoy gumbo then the speaker, or the speaker, then gumbo in Bishops Hall!

Fridays during Lent
205 Fourth Street

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

247 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

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